This U.S. Air Force instructional film (unfortunately we don't know the title as it is missing) explains vital facts about fallout and radioactivity, with the hope that military personnel can keep fighting the enemy in the wake of a nuclear war. The film relies on animated and live action sequences to show the aftermath of a nuclear armageddon, and explains how personnel exposure to radiation can be minimized despite an atomic bomb detonation. Echo Air Force Base is used as an example, with crews servicing B-47 Stratojets. While some personnel engage in normal activities, others work to decontaminate the base and take other steps in accordance with a carefully orchestrated plan.
Nuclear fallout, or simply fallout, is the residual radioactive material propelled into the upper atmosphere following a nuclear blast or a nuclear reaction conducted in an unshielded facility, so called because it "falls out" of the sky after the explosion and shock wave have passed. It commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also originate from a damaged nuclear plant. Fallout may take the form of black rain (rain darkened by particulates).
This radioactive dust, consisting of material either directly vaporized by a nuclear blast or charged by exposure, is a highly dangerous kind of radioactive contamination.
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